Save the Date: Policy Briefing on Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit
August 14, 2018Print
Tuesday, September 25
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Senate Dirksen Office Building, room SD-106
Each year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps nearly 26 million working Americans keep more of their income. It is one of the most effective anti-poverty tools our tax code has to offer, lifting nearly 6 million people – including 3 million children – out of poverty and improving financial stability for millions more.
But because the EITC is targeted primarily towards households with children, the credit currently does very little for those who don’t claim children as dependents. In fact, without qualifying children, working adults under the age of 25 or over the age of 65 are excluded from the EITC entirely.
Policymakers on both sides of the aisle support expanding the EITC’s age limits and improving the credit for these “childless workers.” And states are already leading the way: this year, Maryland eliminated the minimum age requirement for its state-level EITC.
Join us on Tuesday, September 25 for a Capitol Hill policy briefing on the importance of expanding the EITC to help more working Americans make ends meet. Hear from policymakers, researchers and advocates about the impact of proposed legislation and learn about new findings on the EITC’s effectiveness. Click here to register.